Hello - I am new to this forum - have been out of work with neck pain and stiffness for the last month and 1/2. Had one week of heavy meds and resting 4 weeks of physical therapy - X-ray, MRI and epidural injection in cervical spine last week. The Doctor at the pain clinic said the epi was not a fix - just to help with my pain. Pain has gotten better in last 4-5 days but still have some achiness in arms and legs and headaches along with some neck stiffness. Also, the Doc at the pain clinic said he wants me to see a neurosurgeon due to the MRI report - c6-7There is diffuse disc bulging with a broad-based central protrusion wich conpresses the sac. The protrusion measures approx. 3.5 x 10.0 mm in diameter. The AP diameter of the cord is narrawed to approx. 8 mm at this level. The is minimal flattening of the anterior aspect of the cord.
The is more but this is the area he is most worried about.